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February 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
14 February 2024 – Webinar Starting at 8.30am SYDNEY time
Teaching Writing is a 5-hour course that teaches you the technical writing skills to improve student writing – in whatever your subject area. This is for teachers who want to develop the skills and confidence – and get the resources needed – to turn student writing around in the right direction in your subject area.
Writing is the holy grail of school improvement. But there are thorny issues around improvement. First, we have adopted too narrow a definition of writing and so we lean into one of two places: a paragraph first approach or a return to traditional grammatical correctness. The second overlooked issue is that writing and teaching writing are two different skillsets.
What students do in the writing classroom – from whatever your subject area – is a holistic practice which takes into account the location, understanding, selection (and selection is the super power of writing!), organisation and expression of their learning.